3-rail CETMA rack



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It's back! The narrow 3-rail CETMA rack was a regular item years ago, but discontinued to streamline production and simplify operations. New interest from cool people like you inspired a revival. Thanks!

"A bike with no rack is like pants without pockets." -me

A low center of gravity, solid construction, and practical design make CETMA racks an ideal alternative to the popular standard of top-heavy baskets and inferior rear-mounted racks. 

CETMA racks are compatible with most bikes--no drilling, sizing, or customizing is necessary. The stays can attach to your axle or eyelets. They assemble quickly with basic tools and all hardware is included. 3-rail CETMA racks ship with two sets of different sized handlebar brackets for maximum versatility.

CETMA racks are handmade in the USA. They're made of steel and built for daily abuse. They were originally conceived and designed by messengers for real-life courier-work and utility. CETMA racks are continually tested by messengers world-wide who use them for work. CETMA racks are not trendy toys for your static show bike. 

CETMA racks are used by a lot of people. You can find CETMA racks on the streets of Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Quebec, Mexico City, Brazil, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Geneva,  Germany, Tokyo, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Shanghai, and every state of the totally awesome USA.


 Four compelling reasons for using a front rack:

1. The rear wheel is inherently weaker than the front wheel due to its asymmetrical build, offset hub, and torque input.

2. The rear part of the frame is where almost all frames break. The thin chain stays and seat stays are notorious weak spots.

3. Carrying weight on a rear rack makes the entire bike feel unstable and top-heavy. Put a heavy box on a rear rack and try to ride down the street. The entire frame flexes and the bike tries to lay down. Come to a stop and it gets downright scary. Transporting that box becomes a precarious balancing act.  It's easier to handle cargo when it's up front near your hands.

4. Rear-loaded freight remains behind you while you ride (duh), and you can't see if it's shifting or about to fall. It's easier to keep an eye on cargo when it's in front of you.


Platform dimensions:  6" x 11". Works great with panniers.

Weight capacity:  60-ish pounds, probably more. I've carried people on mine. Small people, but hey, people.

Compatibility: Fits bikes with average handlebar height.  Measure the distance between the top of your front tire and handlebar. If it's over 12", I recommend a HALFrack. 3-rail racks include two sets of different sized handlebar brackets to maximize versatility.


  CETMA 3-rail  CETMA 3-rails

CETMA racks are available with black or clear powder-coat, or no coating at all (bare metal) if you wanna paint yours yourself.



CETMA racks are available via a tiered price structure, so you can pay less for non-asap orders. This helps streamline production and shipping schedules, and gives you a chance to save money.


axle stays   CETMA rack with eyelet stays

CETMA racks can attach to axle or eyelet. Choose either or both when you order.

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